In North America, especially the United States, car accidents are the major causes of deaths, causing 9 deaths a day on average. Most of the time, car accidents are of minor nature and they’re settled easily, but they can also be fatal. There’s always a remedy for the damage so the person injured in car accident can claim for damages by means of his personal injury lawyer or car accident lawyer.
If you live in Toronto, you can call Grillo accident lawyers who have a great reputation among injury lawyers in Toronto. Anyhow, who wouldn’t want to stay safe? So here are 10 steps you can follow, to avoid car accidents.
Check Your Car Before Driving
If you’re about to drive a car, before starting the engine of the vehicle, make sure that all the warning lights have been switched off. Your vehicle may have following warning lights:
- Gas line
- Engine coolant
- Engine light
Also check whether that the tires lines as well as air are good enough.
Being watchful means you have to pay attention to driving rather than anything else.
- Do not stare here and there for too long. In fact, keep distractions away from you.
- Keep your car sides in mind and be attentive about the surroundings
- Check your rear-view mirror from time to time so that you can judge the speed of the vehicle behind you.
- Similarly judge the speed of the car in front of your car
- While Changing Lane
Check blind spots while changing lanes. Pay attention to side-streets and parking lots. People might be pulling out their cars. Your slight negligence at this stage may put you in trouble. Always use indicators while changing lanes.
Be Careful While Driving Side-by-Side
When you see a car beside you going at a similar pace as your car, try to pull ahead of it or behind it. In this way, they will see that your car is beside them, just in case they want to change lanes.
Intersections are the points where you find pedestrians crossing the road on zebra-crossing. Be very careful and always see either side even if you have a green signal. Car accident lawyers in Toronto say that injuries occur most at intersections.
Be careful about emergency vehicle on the road and make way for it to pass easily.
Follow the Law
You may not have the same idea as the law in your country. But the laws are made for everyone. So following the traffic law is the best way to avoid accidents.
Maintain Safe Distance
Make sure your car maintains a safe distance from the one in front of it and/or behind it. This is very important as you may want to pull the emergency brakes.
Always choose the route with less traffic. It may be long, but it’ll be safer
Follow the speed limit. Make sure your car speed should be less than the stipulated speed limit.